PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry said it has found no evidence of plastic being used as an ingredient in Hup Seng’s crackers.
The Ministry’s director general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham bin Abdullah said that Hup Seng has implemented the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) food safety assurance programme.
“The Ministry of Health has verified the food safety assurance programme implemented by Hup Seng and found no evidence of plastic being used as an ingredient in making biscuits,” he told the Star Online in an emailed statement.
He added that dry foods such as biscuits that contain high amount of carbohydrate and fat naturally can burn easily.
Last week, a video claiming that Hup Seng’s Ping Pong Special Cream Crackers were coated with a layer of plastic was widely shared on social media networks.
The video shows the cracker being burnt easily with a lighter, with the maker of the video claiming that the melting cracker could contain synthetic material and that it was not safe for consumption.
Hup Seng said the video clip was intended to tarnish the company’s product image and reputation.
It also said that a lab test last week showed that plasticizer content was not detected in their Ping Pong Special Cream Crackers and Special Cream Crackers.